In the area of Debaltsevo is direct military intervention of Russia in the Ukrainian conflict, said the commander of the army in the European Union Lieutenant General Frederick Ben Hodges.
"the amount of ammunition and the type of equipment it is Clear that in the area of Debaltsevo is direct military intervention of Russia ", - quotes RIA "Novosti", the American General who on Wednesday visited NATO base in the Polish Szczecin. Before Hodges said that at the border line with the Eastern Ukraine are concentrated 10 battalions of Russian military power. Russia has stated many times that is not a party to domestic conflict and that Ukraine is not and was not of Russian troops and weapons. Kiev also recognized the lack of Donbass regular units of the Russian army. First Deputy commander of the militia DND Eduard Baturin said that military units of the Republic " took possession of all the dominating heights around the city Debaltsevo, thus providing full fire supervision of its suburbs and the entire stretch of the road ". In addition, according to him, " according to the information of the communication interceptions, last night command of the advanced command post headquarters ATO left Debaltsevo, in fact leaving their employees to fend for themselves ". In Tuesday's Bacurin also said that the militia DND locked Debaltseve boiler. According to him, in the boiler at the present time was about 6 thousand Ukrainian military. They did offer to lay down arms and surrender.